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2016 Summer Soirée, La Dolce Vita

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 Original framed painting, oil on canvas, of this iconic and historical spot in beautiful Venice, Italy done by artist Mel Steele.  This painting demonstrates the breadth of Mel’s talent and would be an asset to any home. 




Courtesy of Mel Steele



MorrisetteTen wines from are selected from current vintages and depending on the season, may include barrel tastings direct from our cellar or uncork a reserve wine from our wine library of older vintages. The tasting will include a discussion of Virginia terroir and the favorable grape varieties that help elevate Virginia wine’s qualities.  Your wine educator will lead you through the fundamentals of the perfect pairing while enjoying artisan cheese selections and chocolates or perhaps a pairing with the latest charcuterie from our kitchen.  You will be able to walk away with new ideas for pairing wines, a keepsake wine glass, and a further appreciation of Virginia wine.

Check back often, new items will be added!

* The word Irish in the Fine Whiskey Basket offering should read “single malt scotch”.

2016 GALA! August 13th




Summer Soiree, La Dolce Vita

This year’s annual Summer Soirée, “La Dolce Vita,” will be held at Deep Springs Country Club in Stoneville on Saturday evening, August 13, 2016 beginning at 6:00 p.m. This year’s affair will, indeed, represent “the sweet life,” with an enticing Italian menu and a strolling violinist.  Guests can enjoy complimentary beer and wine while perusing the exciting items offered in both the silent and live auction.

DSCN0357.JPG DSCN0357.JPGAs a special treat, local artist Mel Steele has painted a rustic Italian-themed still life oil painting especially for this event.  The original will be offered for sale through a blind bidding, with the highest offering taking this beautiful work of art home.  The painting is featured on this year’s event program as well as the event tickets, which are $50.Wine

Another exciting addition to this year’s program is the “Golden Ticket.”  Only 100 Golden Tickets will be sold at $100 each.  Just before the live auction begins, a drawing will be held and the winning Golden Ticket holder will choose one item from among the live auction items.

This year also marks the 200th birthday of historic Wright Tavern.  The Tavern, Rockingham County’s oldest surviving building still in use, is in bad need of repair and restoration.  There will be a special appeal for funds to restore this historic and cultural landmark for future generations to appreciate. Wine Tavern


Tickets are available at the MARC, located in the historic 1907 county courthouse, during the MARC’s regular business hours, or online at  Tickets may also be ordered by telephone at 336-634-4949.

Time Travelers Free with MARC Membership!

Your membership at the MARC now includes Time Travelers membership at no extra charge. What is Time Travelers?
Time Travelers is a reciprocal membership network for historical sites and museums throughout the United States. The Missouri History Museum created the program in 1998 so that members of historical institutions could receive exclusive benefits and privileges at museums and historical sites nationwide. These benefits may include free or reduced admission, gift shop discounts, free parking, and much more. The Missouri History Museum will release quarterly lists for museums and their members to help them take advantage of these special offers! Over 250 Museums participate in this program.

Click here for a list of participating Museums.

Click here for interactive map

Become a Member


Collecting, preserving and sharing the rich and diverse history of Rockingham County, North Carolina We have volunteer opportunities in Preservation, Marketing, Presentation, Archives, Retail and many others areas of interest! Memberships include both Corporate and Private plans. We also offer “Time Travelers” benefits. Time Travelers is a reciprocal membership network for historical sites and museums throughout… (read more)

Our Director

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Ms. Jordan Rossi is a 2015 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, having earned her Master of Arts in History with an emphasis in Museum Studies. She earned her undergraduate degree in History and French from California State University in Fresno, CA. She said she chose to come to UNCG, “because of… (read more)

Exhibit Celebrates Artistry


Mollie “Madame” Hancock was a Rockingham County native and legend. She owned one of the first sewing machines in the county and she used it to propel herself into a first-class business woman and a high fashion designer for clients in Rockingham County and across the United States. What began as a conversation about family history between… (read more)